When I am logged in and looking at any Stack Exchange site (even the ones I do not belong to, and even Meta Stack Exchange) and I select the Stack Exchange dropdown , I see the "Your communities" section and the top 5 sites I've participated in.
But this does not happen on stackexchange.com itself. Instead, all I see is the list of all SE sites in alphabetical order.
This can be really inconvenient, if, for example, I fatfinger Stack Exchange in the topbar again (touchscreens can be a tad oversensitive) and it takes me to stackexchange.com.
Does it have to be this way? Wouldn't it be an easy fix to make the menu's behavior consistent?
Update: I noticed that stackexchange.com showed I was not logged in to it. Which doesn't make sense, as I am also not logged in to the dozens of other SE communities I don't belong to, and Your Communities appears for them.
So I went to "log in" under Stackexchange.com itself, and got the login method buttons (I always select Google), and then got the the "confirm and create this account" button. I recalled I'd seen this screen before, but the dire warning
If you think you already have a Stack Exchange account, and you were just trying to associate a new OpenID with your existing account, you're in the wrong place.
always kept me from clicking that button. Well I clicked it this time. Now even stackexchange.com shows Your Communities.
Update 2: I changed the title to reflect the true nature of the problem. The original title was Why does the Stack Exchange browser dropdown not show "Your Commumities"?